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Ash Splint Basket Making with Steve Tomlin

Duration: Weekend

Price: £225

Run by: Paul Cookson
at Green Aspirations Scotland CIC


G63 0NF

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About the Course

Ash splint basketry is a new and exciting craft being introduced to the UK. An ash log is pounded to separate the individual growth ring layers which are woven into lightweight, elegant and strong baskets. Traditionally carried out in the US, Steve learned to make these baskets with April Stone-Dahl, an Ojibwe craftswoman from Wisconsin. You will learn about pounding, grading and preparing splints and the skills to weave a practical and beautiful fruit basket.

The first of our guest workshops will take place across the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March, 2019. Participants are welcome to camp out overnight and cook over the campfire.

Steve Tomlin has been working professionally with green wood since 2003 and is an internationally respected craftsman with a huge breadth of knowledge and experience, both in making and teaching. In 2013 he won a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship and spent 3 weeks working with master craftspeople in Sweden. In 2018 Steve was awarded the first Heritage Crafts Association/ Marsh Award for endangered crafts in order to learn and preserve the craft of Devon stave basket making.

His courses are always lively and fun while focusing on safe methods of work and passing on skills so you feel confident to continue at home. Visit his website for more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials, tea, coffee, biscuits, laughter, campfire

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 2nd March 2019

  • Suitable for beginners